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January 3, 2012

OUR WORLD DESPERATELY NEEDS THE TOUCH OF ITS CREATOR

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TRUTH IS WINSOME

Author William D. Simpson’s Personal Testimony To The Life Transforming Power Of The Gospel Of Jesus Christ.

There are no words to adequately express the appreciation I owe to GOD but in the way that I know best, I will attempt to describe the awe-inspiring depth of GOD’s love which captured me.

This is why I am a Christian, and is the reason I could never be silent…

I was a child of rape,
Fatherless,
Unloved by a mother, not wanted, neglected, beaten, burned and abandoned,
Fostered and then adopted by those who did not cherish nor protect,
Molested, raped, shamed,
Innocence lost,
Told was a mistake, no good, would never amount to anything,
Cursed, kicked, slapped, whipped, beaten,
Learned by example that alcohol and drugs would numb the pain,
Runaway,
Bullied, beat up, drug overdose and left for dead,
Hospitalized, juvenile incarceration, and told again that I would never amount to anything,
Hopeless, angry, alone,
Sentenced to juvenile life in prison,
Attempted rapes, countless fights, stabbed repeatedly, and in isolation hatred consumed,
Released from prison, unwelcome, homeless, hungry,
Never begged but ate out of dumpsters and occasionally worked for food or cash,
My youth and seemingly helpless condition was the lust of another’s deviant sexual behavior, who were played, beaten and robbed,
Alcohol warmed on cold nights,
Lonely women in bars were nothing more than a bed to sleep in,
Uncaring, indifferent, selfish, self-loathsome,
Attempted suicide, and angry that even death evaded me,
Married and was soon divorced,
Immersed in the bartend culture,
Became a stripper, an escort, drug dealer, a player,
For the twenty years following my release from prison I woke up in the morning to get high and laid down drunk every night,
Never saw in any other what I had always hoped could be real,
Dead is spirit, mean, calloused, vile and vulgar defines the man I had become. Then the unexpected happened…

GOD graciously and undeservedly reached down into utter blackness to reveal the truth of Christ’s redeeming work on the cross of Calvary to save as vile a man as me. So real was GOD’s presence as tears of joy washed away a lifetime of anger and pain. Gone was the guilt of my sin against GOD when reading that by accepting Jesus as my Savior and my LORD, GOD had declared me righteous. Nothing in my past had power to enslave me anymore. It was then that I realized why GOD chose me. I know hurt. I know pain. I know intimately the hopelessness felt by all people today. But most importantly, I know that GOD can save.
What I did, I no longer do. I’m not without fault, but the sins I used to love I now hate. When I am wrong I am easily hurt in knowing that GOD’s Spirit within me is grieved, and I’m quick to ask for forgiveness. And true to the written Word, GOD has taken from me the heart hardened by sin, and has birthed in me a sincere concern for the needs people have and, of the urgency for their eternal salvation. In Christ, GOD gave to humanity His all in that GOD died in our behalf that we would be given the privilege to truly live. Salvation is a free gift, but the soul’s transformation will cost the Christian disciple everything. As I am becoming a very different person, this is a testimony to the life-transforming power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Now three years drug free,
In love with and happily married to the woman GOD chose to love me,
A helper to those who cannot help themselves,
Joined a truly Christian church,
Grew to believe that I can,
And of all things, I wrote a book about it all…

Once in awhile, someone comes along with a bold message, completely transforming the way that we view the world around us. Celebrity authors, academians and media personalities have long dominated the attention of the masses. But in this particular instance that someone is not famous, but is a person who has seen the world through a different set of eyes than most people.

GOD is real, and the book which I have written is a testament to the authenticity of the GOD of the Bible. The sole intent throughout the message of my book is to provoke deep thought by challenging the defense of one’s reason. “Why do I think like and continually do the things that I do?” For far too long we have been deceived by those who have manipulated the truths about GOD, and of how this vital world-view has influenced the societies in which we now live. Hurt people,hurt other people.
In an age given over wholly to relativism, it is my challenge for anyone to read the book which I have written and then attempt to rationally debate their disbelief of GOD, or, the belief that GOD is anything other than what has been revealed through the pages of Holy Scripture.

Of all the world religions and religious ideals, is it too difficult to believe that GOD is capable of revealing the truth of who GOD really is, and, what humanity must do to be accepted by GOD. I think not! No one can rationally defend their disbelief of GOD. For reason and conscience affirms the reality of GOD, and is why humanity hates this truth. They would rather love darkness…

Throughout history people have always insisted that the Christian give proof of GOD. I will say that Christ’s disciples have done just this by the evidence of a life forever changed. Will you give GOD the opportunity to prove to you the reality of His seperateness. GOD is so good. Our world desperately needs the touch of its CREATOR…

It is my prayer that your saving-faith will come to life while reading the personal testimony of a man who was broken by GOD to learn what it really means to love.

After nearly two years in print and very little media coverage as the result of a publisher being either prejudice of or intimidated by its message, I am offering my book for free to download in digital format. It’s never been about the money I could have made, but the possibility of my life’s testimony helping someone else to acknowledge the truth about salvation through Jesus Christ and Christ alone. I sincerely hope that you will read this book and recommend it to the people you know.

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4 Comments »

  1. It’s no wonder that grace is so dear to us who have been saved by it!! 🙂

    Comment by Candi Cornell May — January 7, 2012 @ 8:26 AM | Reply

  2. Thank you for telling me about your book. I read it and re-read parts twice.
    You make the inescapable scriptural point that once we come to believe in Christ, we receive His salvation. BUT, the commitment must also be to the constant transformation of our minds by studying and studying and more studying of the Bible. The Holy Spirit is in charge of this transformation, this renewing of our minds. Your story is stunning in the degree of transformation of your mind and spirit. It encouraged me.

    I started underlining and putting stars by comments and scriptures in the chapters “Conflicting Views” and “Anniversary of Your Soul”. On Pg 127, Billy, you state ” … God challenged me to do the one thing I didn’t understand. How to live my life for His glory.” And on pg. 137. ” You can, with the influence of what is written in the Bible, overcome a lifetime of lies that controlled how you thought.”

    Saved as a child, I prayed as a 22 year-old prodigal, “God teach me how to worship You.” My sins had hardened and confused me and left me with a shell of my childhood and adolescent commitment and joy. God began and has continued to answer that prayer over the next 40 years. How? It is just as you also discovered- the principle of transformation of thinking. As I drove in my car or ran for exercise, I repeated and thought about Romans 12:2 ” Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (New Living Translation)

    Thought and behavior changes began and accelerated through the years according to the amount I studied my Bible, prayed and persevered in fellowship with other Christians. Yes, persevered, since we humans are never completely satisfied with where we are planted. We MUST learn to feed ourselves or we starve. No way around it. Also, my husband of 32 years, a true gift from God, has also lead me by example to more God-like behavior.

    Comment by Gracegirl-Linda Gover — September 30, 2012 @ 3:47 PM | Reply

    • Linda, thank you. GOD is still dong a work in me. I have far to go to become the man GOD expects of me. Please take a few minutes to write a review of my book on Amazon. The publisher I used did me a grave injustice in not marketing my book appropriately and 2 1/2 years later my testimony is very little known. Reviews help with placement and interest and now that I’m writing a revision I hope that the rating of my book will cause interest with a publisher who will do a better job with my second book. GOD bless you.

      Billy

      Comment by William D. Simpson — September 30, 2012 @ 4:07 PM | Reply

      • I would be glad to write a review for Amazon.
        Concerning your revision, what is your focus?

        Comment by Gracegirl-Linda Gover — September 30, 2012 @ 10:50 PM


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